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50 most common adjectives in English

This list of the 50 most frequently used adjectives in English is a good place to start expanding your English vocabulary. Adjectives add precision to your language skills, but you don't necessarily need to have an enormous collection right from the start. The adjectives in this list are enough to get by with for many simple English tasks.

Getting more from your vocabulary

Remember that you can negate adjectives if you don't know the opposite word yet, for example say, "It's not clear," if you don't know the word "confusing". You can also combine adjectives for added precision, for example say, "What you want is possible but hard," if you don't know the word "challenging". By learning to use these 50 adjectives correctly and applying a few "tricks" to make your life simpler, you'll expand your ability to communicate in English.

able
bad
best
better
big
black
certain
clear
different
early
easy
economic
federal
free
full
good
great
hard
high
human
important
international
large
late
little
local
long
low
major
military
national
new
old
only
other
political
possible
public
real
recent
right
small
social
special
strong
sure
true
white
whole
young